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, and inherited the big deficit from president bush. over the next three years president obama cut the deficit. he cut it by $200 billion just from last year to this year. so the deficit isn't growing. it's shrinking by a lot. seriously the folks at investor's business daily calculated that the deficit is falling faster than at any time since the end of the second world war. the deficit is falling so fast it might not be able to fall any faster without sending us back into recession. when president obama started, the deficit equalled 10% of the whole economy and now it equals just 7%. so go ahead, boggle your uncle's mind with this chart. the bars below zero represent years when the deficit grew. these bars above zero represent years when the deficit shrunk. we're here right now in the deficit shrunk portion of the chart. the point of the shrinkingest shrinking on the whole chart back to 1950. when somebody stops inevitably nattering about the fiscal cliff and the skyrocketing deficit, they don't know what they're
look at president obama's proposed spending cuts, a lot of them are leisure. they're cuts in there, for example, that are already agreed upon. in other words, we already have. so you can't really count those. there are other things he called spending cuts which are for wars we're not going to fight. he's going to save a trillion dollars not fighting wars that we're not going to fight anyway. so that's like me saying i'm going to give you a trillion dollars, no, i'm not, and then imagining that somehow i've got that trillion in my pocket all of a sudden. it's not real money. most of the money is coming from tax cuts, from letting the tax cuts expire. that's real money. the spending cuts, we really haven't seen yet. that's what republicans are looking for, is president obama going to tackle entitlement reform? that's where the real money is. >> and do you see -- does it seem as though there really is light at the end of the tunnel, that both sides are working really hard to beat this deadline, it's not just hyperbole but a real commitment to come to terms and answer to americans who
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